EME NEWS (MAR 10, 2018)
Norman 44.52 WR
COLLEGE STATION (USA, Mar 10): World Indoor record is reported from the NCAA Championships. 2016 World U20 200 m champion Michael Norman achieved 44.52 to win the title. The University of South Carolina student had seen Auburn University’s Akeem Bloomfield clock a Jamaican indoor record of 44.86 in the first race of the two-heat final just moments before. 20-year-old Norman, contesting just his third indoor 400m race to date, breezed through the first lap in 21.33 and maintained his lead to cross the line in 44.52. His winning time took 0.05 off the previous world indoor record set by Kerron Clement at the 2005 NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville. Minutes after the men’s 400m final, Kendall Ellis won the women’s race in a North American indoor record of 50.34. Sydney McLaughlin then won the second heat of the two-race final in a world U20 record of 50.36. From the IAAF. Full report from 2nd day will appear in Sunday´s EME NEWS.

Monday, 12 March 2018 04:02

News from around the World- EME News (Mar 9, 2018)

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PARIS (FRA): Meeting de Paris of IAAF Diamond League (June 30) announced first wave of top names. Four fresh World Indoor champions from Birmingham. US sprinter Christian Coleman, high jump World champion Mariya Lasitskene with home stars Renaud Lavillenie and Kevin Mayer. For decathlon world champion a special triathlon will be held.

Friday, 09 March 2018 07:02

News from around the World- EME News (Mar 8, 2018)

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Jobodwana wins 150 m, Gatlin fourth
PRETORIA (RSA, Mar 8):  At the second meet of new South African Series Anaso Jobodwana won the expected 150 m in 15.08 (-0.3) with World champion Justin Gatlin fourth in 15.23. Between them Roscoe Engel 15.17 and Luxolo Adams 15.18. National 100 m record holder Akani Simbine won the 100 m in fast 10.05 (-0.8) over Clarence Munyai 10.22 and Simon Magakwe also 10.22.  Interesting to see return of Ngoni Makusha of Zimbabwe winning the B race in 10.25 (+1.3), his fastest since 2011. Botswana´s Isaac Makwala won the 300 m in 31.77 ahead of Thapelo Pora 32.57. World champion Nicholas Bett posted 48.88 World lead in the 400 m hurdles and beat the home elite Le Roux Hamman 49.22 followed by LJ Van Zyl 49.45 with Cornel Fredericks 49.63 and youth champion Sokwakhana Zazini 49.82 PB. In women 400 m hurdles Wenda Nel 55.31 and in the 200 m Justine Palframan 23.32 (-1.4). Men high hurdles winner Antonio Alkana posted 13.61 (+0.3) and Ruswahl Samaai leaped to 824 (-0.7) in the long jump. At altitude good quality 7:49.48 in the 3000 m by Ugandan Joshua Cheptegei and 1:47.20 by last year World U18 Champion Kenyan George Manangoi 1:47.20 in the 800 m.

Wednesday, 07 March 2018 15:20

News from around the World- EME News (Mar 7, 2018)

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Top Shot Put in Eugene
EUGENE (USA): Prefontaine Classic on May 26 as part of IAAF Diamond League will have a superb field in men´s shot put. It will feature every medalist from the last three global championships with 2016 Olympic Champion and Oregon native Ryan Crouser and 2017 World Champion and 2018 World Indoor champion Tom Walsh. Ryan Crouser thrilled last year’s Pre Classic crowd with a Hayward Field record 22.43. Also in the competition 2015 World champion Joe Kovacs, former World champion David Storl, DL winner 2018 Darrell Hill. Bronze winner from Birmingham Tomas Stanek, Poland´s Konrad Bukowiecki with Michal Haratyk and bronze winner from London 2017 Stipe Zunic of Croatia.

Wednesday, 07 March 2018 11:18

News from around the World- EME News (Mar 6, 2018)

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World Championships to end the season
BIRMINGHAM (GBR): Following several months of extensive consultation with groups including athletes and fans, IAAF Council agreed to a calendar framework that helps provide an understandable and set rhythm for the sport. The top change to current situation is that the World Championships should be held on the last weekend of August or first weekend of September to officially end the season. Also the World Cross Country Championships should be held earlier as currently and that is on the second weekend of February. World Indoors should be second weekend of March. The World Half Marathon Championships on the last weekend of March with the Race Walking Team Championships, allowed some flexibility, in either April or May, the World Relays on the first weekend in May and the World U20 Championships, allowed some flexibility, to be held in July.

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